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1. DNC business engagement information session: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Ald. Chantia Lewis, Ald. Cavalier Johnson and Ald. Nikiya Dodd are presenting an update on business opportunities for the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Small business owners will be able to learn how they can benefit from the DNC. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Monday, Dec. 2. To register, click here. The event will be held at the Granville Connection, 8633 W. Brown Deer Rd., from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
2. Readings from “Green Card Youth Voices”: Wednesday, Dec. 4
“Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools” is a collection of 30 personal essays written by young immigrants who consider Wisconsin their home. Authors Aziz Kamal, Bibi Sadeeqa Sulaimankhel and Juweriya Hassen will each read an excerpt from the book on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles will host and moderate. The event will be held at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St., and begins at 6:30 p.m.
3. Free flu shots at St. Joe’s: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers St., is offering free flu shots on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The shots will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This offer is available to all those who haven’t received a flu shot yet.
4. The “Fatherhood Experience”: Thursday, Dec. 5
Fathers Making Progress and Ex Fabula are hosting the “Fatherhood Experience” on Thursday, Dec. 5. Milwaukee fathers of color are invited to share their stories and experiences during an Ex Fabula workshop at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, email FMPMKE@gmail.com.
5. Youth and young adult resource fair: Saturday, Dec. 7
The Coalition on Lead Emergency is hosting a resource fair for youths and young adults on Saturday, Dec. 7. Information on programs, services and employment opportunities will be provided. Various organizations will be in attendance, including Public Allies, Earn & learn, Employ Milwaukee, MPS Youth Apprenticeship and more. The fair will take place at the COA Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, click here.
Bonus: Milwaukee NNS fundraising campaign: Now through Tuesday, Dec. 31
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